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Cover for Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level.

Some of the farm-level factors that are crucial for intensified food crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is discussed. The current trends and indicators of intensification, including yield, total production per farm and consumption unit and sale of crops are also discussed, based on the...

Author(s)
Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for From roller coasters to rocket ships: the role of technology in African agricultural successes.

This chapter summarizes key lessons emerging from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) review of African agricultural successes. The discussions focus primarily on the role of technology in triggering advances in African agriculture. 'Success' was defined by the IFPRI team as a...

Author(s)
Haggblade, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Why the early promise for rapid increases in maize productivity in Kenya was not sustained: lessons for sustainable investment in agriculture.

The influence of climatic, policy and institutional-related (infrastructure, technology, institutional support) factors on the decline in maize output and yields and the subsequent deepening and broadening of food poverty in Kenya is discussed. This chapter provides lessons to enable a re-focusing...

Author(s)
Oluoch-Kosura, W.; Karugia, J. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production, prices and food security: how Starter Pack works.

This chapter draws on the evidence from the evaluation of the Starter Pack/Targeted Inputs Programme in Malawi to show that, in the post-liberalization context, Starter Pack makes a contribution to national food security. However, the way it works is different from what the original designers of...

Author(s)
Levy, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Starter Pack in rural development strategies.

This chapter examines the potential of the Starter Pack programme to support longer-term pro-poor growth in Malawi. Sections examine: (i) critical constraints to economic growth in rural Malawi; (ii) short- and long-term policies for food security, poverty reduction and economic growth; (iii) the...

Author(s)
Dorward, A.; Kydd, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A century of technological change and deforestation in the Miombo woodlands of northern Zambia.

Economic theory and agroecosystem analysis were used to assess the effects of technological changes on deforestation during the 20th century in the miombo savanna woodlands of northern Zambia. Historical facts concerning demographic, policy and technological changes are combined with applied farm...

Author(s)
Holden, S.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural development policies and land expansion in a Southern Philippine watershed.

An ex ante evaluation of factors affecting farmers' land use is presented, using surveyed data gathered from low-income maize and vegetable farmers in a southern Philippines watershed at the forest margin to measure how land and labour allocations for various crops respond to changes in expected...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.; Shuai XiaoBing
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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